JAMESTOWN--The Jimmie men's cross country team lifts the curtain on the 2017 season as they compete at the Dragon Twilight Meet, hosted by Minnesota State-Moorhead. Start time is scheduled for 8:45 p.m.
Live video of the race is at http://tinyurl.com/yb89t6gx.
Head coach Ed Crawford welcomes back UJ's top six finishers from last year's conference meet, including two-time defending champion Matt Young (JR/Woodland, Wash.). Young won the NSAA Conference Meet in a time of 26 minutes, 4.44 seconds, which was 36.33 seconds faster than his winning time as a freshman.
Daniel Palmer (SO/Royalton, Minn.) was the Jimmies' second finisher, followed by Michael Sampers (SR/Rosemount, Minn.), Dakota Wagner (JR/Jamestown, N.D.), Jamison Gray (SR/Dickinson, N.D.), and Donavan Moser (SR/Medina, N.D.).
The team set a new record in the 15-mile relay, one of UJ's preseason training traditions, by over 30 seconds.
"I've been happy with how the team has prepared so far," Crawford said. "Now it's time to see what happens on race day."